Pre-Kinder State-Mandated (Full-Day)

Comal ISD’s Pre-Kindergarten Program is a full-day program at Startzville and Rebecca Creek Elementary. You must be zoned for pre-k to these schools in addition to additional eligibility requirements as defined below. 
 
To be eligible for enrollment in the state-mandated, full-day*, Pre-K program, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year and meet at least one of the following criteria:
 
  • Be unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language; or
  • Be educationally disadvantaged (Qualify for free/reduced lunch) see below for IEGs; or
  • Be homeless, as defined by 43 U.S.C. Section 11302; or
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
  • Currently or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services following an adversary hearing under Family Code 262.201; or
  • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004).
  • Official Birth Certificate
  • Photo Identification of parent/guardian enrolling student. Acceptable forms of ID include: Driver's License, Passport, DPS Issued ID Card, or Military ID.
  • Childs Social Security number
  • Current immunization record signed by physician
  • 1 Proof of Residency in Comal ISD such as current electric bill or copy of lease. Please note that the proof must be dated within 30 days of start of school.
  • Proof of income (check stub must be dated within 60 days if the first day of school)
 
 
Below you will find frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding full-day state-mandated Pre-K. Please click the arrow to expand each question.
Startzville and Rebecca Creek Elementary will be the only campuses offering state-mandated, full-day Pre-K for the 2022-23 school year.

To be eligible for enrollment in the state-mandated, full-day, Pre-K pilot program, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language: or
  • Be educationally disadvantaged (Qualify for free/reduced lunch) see below for IEGs; or
  • Be homeless, as defined by 43 U.S.C. Section 11302; or
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
  • Currently or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services following an adversary hearing under Family Code 262.201; or
  • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004)

No. Half-day Pre-K sessions will not be available at Startzville and Rebecca Creek Elementary. If you have already enrolled your child in a half-day program, they will automatically be enrolled in full-day Pre-K. 


If you would like to opt-out, you can un-enroll by contacting your campus registrar.

No. Startzville and Rebecca Creek Elementary full-day Pre-K is only available for students who qualify under state guidelines.

Tuition-based full-day Pre-K is available at Timberwood and Specht Elementary. Please visit our website for more information about tuition-based Pre-K: https://www.comalisd.org/apps/pages/student-transfers
You may be eligible for free or reduced priced meals if you complete the required paperwork and qualify based on national guidelines and eligibility requirements. See 2022-23 Income Eligibility Guidelines for Pre-K requirements below.  

No. After school care or SACC is not available for Pre-K students due to the fact that we do not have staff after school hours to accommodate 4 year-olds under the Department of Family Services.

Yes. Morning and afternoon transportation is available for those Pre-K students within approved busing zones. You may also drop-off and pick-up your student following the campus’ standard procedures.    For more information, please contact the transportation department. 

School hours are 7:35-3:10pm.

Curriculum for Pre-K students will follow state Pre-K guidelines for curriculum. Students will explore a variety of themes through hands on learning activities. The daily schedule includes a rest period and outside time. 
No. Students will not go to specials. Pre-K teachers are qualified to teach specials in their classrooms.
  • Certified teachers in every classroom specifically trained to work with young children
  • Curriculum directly aligned to the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines
  • Focused on developing children academically, physically, and socially
  • Child-centered, hands-on learning
  • Full school day programming from 7:35 am - 3:10 pm